Asia Markets: Asian markets rise as investors watch U.S.-China trade talks for progress

Asian markets rose in early trading Monday as investors awaited an update on the state of ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

A report over the weekend said the proposed summit between President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping to sign a agreement ending the trade war may be pushed back to June as the deal is taking longer than originally hoped to finalize.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.63% advanced 0.6% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, +0.73% rose 0.9%. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +1.26% gained 1.1%, about the same as the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite 399106, +1.33% .

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